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comes on the eve of president mahmoud ahmadinejad address to the united nations general assembly in new york. while analysts believe the release is an effort to improve tehran's image the men's families are great full. >> we need to sort of put this behind us because it has been more than i wish on anybody. >> reporter: josh's uncle adds tonight he has a cabin on the san juan islands. heather holmes ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now from the family statement it went on to say quote we now all want nothing more than to wrap shane and josh in our arms, catch up on two lost years and make a new beginning for them and for all of us. >>> the two men and their families are expected to spend a few days in i am an before deciding their next step the country has ties to iran and the u. s. in a statement they hoped the release would lead to better ties between the u. s. and iran. >> wonderful news. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> the release came just a few minutes before president obama addressed the united n
mahmoud ahmadinejad address to the united nations general assembly in new york. while analysts believe the release is an effort to improve tehran's image the men's families are great full. >> we need to sort of put this behind us because it has been more than i wish on anybody. >> reporter: josh's uncle adds tonight he has a cabin on the san juan islands. heather holmes ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now from the family statement it went on to say quote we now all want nothing more than to wrap shane and josh in our arms, catch up on two lost years and make a new beginning for them and for all of us. >>> the two men and their families are expected to spend a few days in i am an before deciding their next step the country has ties to iran and the u. s. in a statement they hoped the release would lead to better ties between the u. s. and iran. >> wonderful news. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> the release came just a few minutes before president obama addressed the united nations general assembly. it's
comes as iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad speaks at the united nations general assembly today. he is expected to talk about global management and a reform of the united nations. now, president obama addressed the assembly yesterday saying now is not the time to grant palestine's request for statehood. the president says an independent palestine need to emerge from peace negotiations with israel. >>> the names of two fallen firefighters are going to be added to a san francisco memorial today. lieutenant vince perez and firefighter paramedic tony valerio were killed while fighting a house fire that june. their funeral was the largest in san francisco in six decades. their names will be displayed at the line of duty memorial wall dedication at the fire department's headquarters. >>>6:06, hopefully clearing up soon. >> i think we'll clear up nicely except at the coast. more fog there meaning we are going to keep the temperatures cooler at the beaches and probably just inside the bay. still, if you are headed around the bay area, watch out for dense fog thick at the coastline. and insi
, president obama is getting set to address the united nations' general assembly. you are looking live at the podium. just a short time ago, we saw brazil's president delma russo -- delma russo. coming up at 7:45. we'll have analysis about the president's address. this the u.n. official introducing the president. there is quite a lot of attention focused on this speech and this event happening at the united nations because of the situation with the middle east and the request by palestinian leaders for state hood. we can listen in right now to the president and hear what he has to say. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's a great honor for me to be here today. i would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the united nations. the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world. war and conflict have been with us since the beginning of civilization. but in the first part of the 20th century, the advance of modern weaponry led to death on a saggering scale. with this killing -- it was this killing that compelled the founders of this body to focus on not just ending one war but avert
as iran president mahmoud ahmadinejad is visiting new york for a united nations general assembly session. he is supposed to speak thursday. it's been very controversial, of course. but they are going to be home. >> yeah. all those steps following just like the way sarah shourd was released, so it looks like it could be even better news, you know, no snags. >> exactly. >> reporter: the attorney doesn't foresee any major problems with that. so here's hoping. >> and the family, can you just imagine the parents of those two men? >> they have been fighting for this whole time. >> reporter: they really have been keeping it alive in the media so it's just unbelievable. we'll have to see their homecoming later on. >> can only imagine. thank you, stephanie chuang. >>> a five-year-old girl shot in san francisco's bayview district. anne makovec is at the bayview police station with the search for that gunman. she joins with us more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: you might imagine, frank, police are under a lot of pressure to solve this crime as soon as possible because the victim is a 5-year-old
. >> palestinian president mahmoud waived his application for state hood before the united nations general assembly. >> now israel to occupy it for ever and will it allow israel to remain a state above the law. >> some members of the assembly gave abas a standing ovation. benjamin sadist rely settlements are not the issue. >> the conflict has been and remain the refusal of the palestinian's to recognize the jewish state >> hillary clinton asked both parties to use this opportunity to return to talks. >> a just and lasting peace can only come through negotiations. >> both abas and netanyahu told the general assembly they want peace, even as violence continued back in the middle east. rocks and tear gas fill the air in the west bank. in one occupied community, isreali troops shot and killed a man during a crash with isreali settlers. when night fell, thousands of palestinians gathered to watch the speech. but when the isreali prime minister got behind the podium, the crowd started throwing shoes at the screen. abas is asking the united nations to move quickly, but the security council could take
economy. looking at live pictures from the united nations general assembly. we have already seen protests in the street outside of the u.n. over his very appearance. we'll take that live when it begins. >>> the topic ahmadinejad could weigh in on today is palestinian statehood as well. it is a proposal we are expecting to hear tomorrow when the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas addresses the united nations. so how do you have a state without borders, right? our fionnuala will take a look at finding those dividing lines in jerusalem. >> reporter: more than 0 years ago the late yasser arafat declared a palestinian state. it didn't happen. so why is israel worried now? well, precisely because of places like this. this settlement on the 1967 borders and juxtapositions between jerusalem to my left and ramallah behind me, just some ten miles apart. this hill top has been the site of many a strategic battle between israel and arab nations. prize -- jerusalem. today a different kind of battle is being played out in the valleys below. the separation barrier divides israeli from palestinian literall
another story -- 193 nations meeting today at the united nations general assembly in new york. but there is one -- one speaker, that's set to take the stage and is certain to spark a bit of controversy. with gadhafi gone perhaps the most controversial figure at this week's united nations general assembly meeting is now iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. he's set to take stage at the u.n., a platform he's used before to spark both outrage and fear. in 2006, he famously denied the holocaust. at colombia university in 2007, he claimed there were in gays in iran. in 2009 he denied the holocaust again causing many u.n. delegates to walk out. and last year, ahmadinejad implied 9/11 could have been an inside job by the united states. but beyond ahmadinejad's words, iran's actions matter to the u.s. because iran proves itself, time and time again, to be a dang dangerous wild card in a volatile region. just in the past year, iran resisted the arab spring, launching attacks on protesters. it was reminiscent of the violent response to iran's green revolution in 2009 when iranians cam
and his administration speaking to reporters in new york after addressing the united nations general assembly, spoke foekusing on the thorny issue of the palestinian request for statehood. >> president obama didn't say they'd veto an attempt for palestinian statehood but it was implied. >> peace will not come at statements and resolution. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished now. >> the u.s. wants to push leaders back to the negotiating table. >> we believe any lasting peace must acknowledge the very real security concerns that israel faces every day. >> the president met with the prime minister and wants leaders to denounce hamas leadership in the gaza strip. the two territories along with east jerusalem will makeup a new palestinian state. >> they want to achieve a state with international community but not prepared yet to give peace to israel. >> later today the president will meet with mahmoud abbas. and. >> this is morally and legally correct what we're trying to do. >> french president says negotiations should begin within the month and a formal agreement reach
the united nations general assembly. bauer and fattal are expected to be flown on a private jet to the gulf state of oman. that's what happened when a third american hiker, sarah shourd, was set free last year. the three friends met at the university of california at berkeley. the men's family say they are super excited for the release but won't rest easily until the two are back on american soil. tina kraus, cbs news. >>> meanwhile, president obama spoke before the united nations expressing his opposition to the push for the palestinian statehood. mr. obama is trying to convince palestinian president mahmoud abbas to drop the recent push in the u.n. for an independent state. the president explained he would prefer direct negotiation to resolve the long-standing battle. >> there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades. peace is hard work. ultimately, it's the israelis and palestinians not us that must reach agreement on the issues. >> while world leaders met in new york, minor clashes erupted between israelis and palestinians in the west beige. the white house w
mahmoud ahmadinejad speaks at the united nations general assembly today. president obama addressed the assembly yesterday saying now is not the time to grant palestine's request for statehood. the president says an independent palestine needs to emerge from peace negotiations with israel. >>> today the president will stop in ohio to promote his job creation plan. mr. obama will visit a run-down bridge in cincinnati to highlight the type of infrastructure projects that his proposal would create. it connects kentucky and ohio the home states of house speaker john boehner and senate minority legaller mitch mcconnell. >>> so you may discover your new favored band or movie on facebook. the social media giant is set to announce new features all aimed at engaging its millions of users. facebook developers meet in san francisco this morning. ceo mark zuckerberg is expected to roll out new partnerships at the conference. the goal, to make facebook more social for users as they share music, tv shows and other media. >> they have to start generating more engagement as we say in the interacti
prison. and mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york to attend the united nations general assembly and spoke with abc's george stephanopoulos. >> when we said we'll release them we we lease -- release them. as a humanitarian gesture. >> the attorney for fattal and bower is going try again for release. >> a soldier seriously injured in afghanistan is back in the u.s. tonight and being treated in palo alto. he was carried off a jet last night, losing both legs after a bomb blew up under the humvee he was n a veteran's group made sure he got a proper home coming. >> we're here to escort him injured in afghanistan to v.ra. his wife request aid flag line for him. >> his wife is a santa clara native. veterans later followed the am back to you lance to v.a.center. >> a lot more to bring you here at 5:00. coming up bay area braces for a third spare the air day. >> and there is hot weather going to have you sweating again. i'll let you know when cooler weather will arrive. >> michael finney warns those failing to travel light. some fees will tack hundreds on to cost of the trip. the california univer
spoke before the united nations general assembly, this amidst a very tense atmosphere. [ indiscernible ] >> ahmadinejad blamed the u.s., europe and israel for creating the global recession. he also questioned the holocaust an event he has widely denounced. several countries left the assembly hall with the u.s. delegation being the first to leave this after ahmadinejad called the september 11th attacks mysterious. >>> two hikers in the meantime released from iran are resting in oman this morning but not before reuniting with loved ones there last night. josh fattal and shane bauer embraced their loved ones just yesterday. the court found them guilty of spying after they crossed into iran while hiking in iraq but a judge granted their release after oman paid a million dollars. >>> a nasa satellite on a collision course with earth. where nasa says it will not fall. >>> and will arnold tell all? the details about his new book and autobiography. >>> some major changes headed to facebook all revealed in the last hour or so. we'll have the latest in what you can expect coming up. >>> hi, i'm
president mahmoud abbas waved his application for statehood before the united nations general assembly. >> will the world allow israel to occupy us forever and will it allow israel to remain a state above the law? >> reporter: some members of the assembly gave him a standing ovation. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said israeli settlements are not the issue. >> the core of the conflict has always been and unfortunately the refusal of the palestinians to recognize the jewish state. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton asked both parties to use this as an opportunity to return to talks. >> a just and lasting peace can only come through negotiations. >> reporter: both abbas and netanyahu told the general assembly they want peace. even as violence continued back in the middle east. rocks and tear gas filled the air in the west bank. in one occupied community, israeli troops shot and killed a palestinian man during a clash with israeli settlers. but when night fell, thousands of palestinians gathered in ramallah to watch the abbas speech. but when the israeli prime min
for statehood buyer the -- before the united nations general assembly. >> it is time for palestinians to gain their independence and freedom. >> reporter: some members gave abbas a standing ovation. in his statement, he was highly critical of israel. >> allow israel to occupy it forever and will it allow it to stay above the law? >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said a settlement is not the issue. >> the core of the issue has always been and remains, the refusal of palestinians to recognize a jewish state. >> reporter: both abbas and israel said they want peace, even as violence continued back in the middle east. >> reporter: rocks and tear gas mill filled the -- filled the west bank. in one, they shot and killed a palestinian man, during a clash with israeli settlers. but when night fell, thousands gathered in ramallah to watch the speech. but when the israeli prime minister got behind the podium, the crowd started throwing shoes at the screen. >> reporter: abbas. and the u.s. vows to support israel, promising its veto power to stop any resolution from passing. >> prime minister
night for the annual gathering of the united nations general assembly. this morning he will meet with the head of the libyan transitional council as well as other leaders. after attending a fundraiser tonight the president is scheduled to address the u. n. tomorrow. >>> a difficult investigation this morning for police in prince george's county. they're determining the exact details of what happened when a 2-year-old boy shot himself in the head last night. the child died a short time later. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live at the scene in oxon hill, maryland, a very sad scene to say the least. good morning. >> reporter: it is -- good morning. it is a tough morning. in fact, and police are trying to figure out exactly what happened. there's still cuello tape here. remnants of it here on the fence surrounding the building that once surrounded the building here where the investigation was going on last night. and whether this horrific accident happened here at 6261 in this apartment building on riverside plaza apartments. residents are saying it happened on the second floor o
as a humanitarian gesture. the timing of the men's release coincides with the united nation's general assembly meeting. ahmadinejad is speaking there tomorrow. bauer and fattal free on a million dollars bail, money paid by the omani government. >> we are so happy that we are free. our deepest gratitude goes towards his majesty of aman for attaining our release. we're sincerely government that the government of aman is hosting us and our families. >> two years in prison is too long and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other prisoned people in iran. >> all three are free on bail. it's understood that they will not return to iran for any further court proceedings. president obama also expressed his happiness today in new york saying "we are thrilled" and i could not feel better for the families. >>> still no words yet just yet on when they will leave oman and head here. live in the newsroom, vick yee nguyen, nbc bay area news. >>> it wasn't long ago that these three were students hanging out in berkeley. that's where they met and that's where they that arrived. we bring in jodi hernandez. i c
. >> we are following the president's speech at the united nations general assembly. the president blasting ron and syria on human rights violations talking about the role of the u.s. and iraq and afghanistan and now talking about israel and palestine and pushing for peace as the palestinian president is trying to push the u.n. security council to recognize palestinian statehood. we will be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues. >> called the cloud cover and a fall. along the coast are not singing in land. as a result hot temperatures this afternoon. livermore will probably reach 100. redwood 100. all of these cities have, the possibility about triple digits. all and all once again a hot day. by noon and 90 degree weather. by 3:00 p.m. look at the purple coming in for the delta and livermore. those locations are expecting triple digits. the only place we get relief is along the coastline. the rest of the bay will be in 70's, 80's, 90's and near 100. here is a look at the 7 day forecast. we expect the hot weather to continue for the next couple of days and gradually cool a
of palestinian statehood could be front and center on the agenda at the united nations general assembly this week. palestinian president mahmoud abbas expected to apply to the u.n. for statehood status as early as tomorrow. it will go to the u.n. security council, and that is where the united states has threatened to veto the move because of concerns it would derail the u.s.-backed middle east peace process and the talks with israel. >> already diminished american credibility is going to be diminished further. there's no question about that. we are neither admired, feared, nor respected in this region. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the palestinian plan to get in the u.n. won't work. he made the statement in a cabinet meeting this morning. both netanyahu and abbas scheduled to speak to the general assembly on friday. the president speaks to the u.n. on wednesday. >>> by now, you may know the name, troy davis. he is a death row inmate who many people is about to be executed, but he's innocent. he's facing his execution on wednesday after killing a police officer back in 1989. bu
to the united states to again appear before the united nations general assembly. >>> and closing the book on "don't ask, don't tell." the new h bcht o documentary that exams the evolution of the military's controversial policy against gays and lesbians serving openly. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. in iran, the lawyer for the two hikers is making bail arrangements right now. in addition, the associated press reports a plane from oman has been sent into iran. that is the same procedure we stau a year ago today when the third hiker, sarah shroud, was released. ann curry is live exclusively in tehran. we have a satellite delay, but bear with us because your pore is so important. what are you now learning? >> reporter: well, we actually got the confirmation from the lawyer who represents the two american hikers that bail arrangements are now being made. however, the iranian government will not confirm that a plane is already as the ap is reporting on its way from oman. still, it does appear that just as the president ahmadinejad said, that these two american hikers would be released in
in new york in a few days for the united nations general assembly. and a lot of people thought that might be a nice gesture for him to do before he comes here to the united states. but still up in the air right now. >> apparently that's right before he -- he did the same thing last year when he released sarah shourd. we'll see what happens. >>> 6:07. let's get you out the door with traffic and weather. kristy is here to tell us might need a coat today maybe a jacket or sweater. >> exactly. it's going to be a cool one today and going to see other cal days the next couple of days really dropping those temperatures down below average for this time of the year and, of course, this morning dealing with a little bit of cloud cover. at the coastline cloud cover. driving right now seeing patchy fog and drizzle. that marine layer pushing onshore and seeing those clouds fill in at the bay. this afternoon those temperatures not warming up a lot in some places like at the coast sitting in the 50s right now, going to warm up to the high 50s by this afternoon. elsewhere 57 oakland and vallejo, 60 fairf
things not the president. ahmadinejad is expected in new york in a few days for the united nations general assembly. >>> in afghanistan, a 20-hour attack in the heart of kabul finally ended this morning. afghan officials announced today all of the attackers are now dead. insurgents had fired rocket- propelled grenades and automatic weapons on several buildings including the u.s. embassy and nato headquarters. four police officers and three civilians were killed. >>> the number of medical marijuana clubs in san jose will soon shrink dramatically. last night the city council approved new restrictions in the numbers of medical pot clubs in the city to be limited to just 10. there were over 100 -- in fact, 140. in addition, the dispensaries will have to cultivate their own product now instead of getting it elsewhere. supporters of the new restrictions say it will allow the city to better monitor the club's activities. >> by having it in that one location, we are able to then regulate with the staffing proposal we have put forward. >> but marijuana activists argued that the new rules wi
comes as iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad speaks at the united nations general assembly today. president obama spoke yesterday saying now is not the time to grant palestine's request for statehood. the president says an independent palestine needs to emerge from peace negotiations with israel. >>> and today the president will stop in ohio to promote his job creation plan. mr. obama will visit a rundown brimming in cincinnati to highlight the type -- bridge in cincinnati to highlight the type of infrastructure project his proposal would create. the bridge also connects ohio and kentucky the home states of republican house speaker john boehner and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. >>> coming soon to facebook, music, movies and streaming media. today the social media giant is set to announce new features aimed at engaging its millions of users. facebook developers meet in san francisco this morning. ceo mark zuckerberg is expected to roll out new partnerships at the conference. the goal is to make facebook more social for users as they share music, tv shows and other media.
leaderers are gathering in new york city for the annual opening of the united nations general assembly. the palestinians' bid for full membership is expected to dominate the meetings. the united nations all 193 nations, are representeded in the general assembly. you can consider the general assembly really the main policy making body of the u.n., like our congress. but each country, rich or poor, small or large, gets equal representation. one vote. a full range of international issues is on the table, including historic talks today on diseases such as hiv, diabetes and cancer. but the big question weighing over this session is whether the u.n. will recognize palestine as a state. let's go straight to our senior state department producer elise labott. we understand that the u.n. secretary-general and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas met today. do you have any details about the meeting? >> we're hearing from the palestinians and from the united nations president abbas told ban ki-moon he's making good on his promise to go to the u.n. security council later this week to apply for f
of the united nations general assembly, ahmadinejad will be coming to new york and this will potentially be a political feather in his cap. jenna: we'll see. sarah shoud was released september 14th, last year, so we'll see if it's repeated this time around. p.j., nice to have you. >> all right jenna. jon: at a time of economic uncertainty, the price of gold is soaring. it is lead to go a new american gold rush, unlike the first one in 1849, though, california seems to be getting left behind this time. we'll tell you why. >>> also, it's time to vote for our must-see moment of the day. rick is at the web wall with details. >> reporter: i've got a job for you at home, now is the time to go to the foxnews.com/happening now page, if you've ever seen a blue whale, could be your chance if you vote for that, or see a romantic proposal, a national guard soldier proposing to his girlfriend at an airport, or your final option, a crazy car chase in aus rail kwrarbgs involving a yellow porsche which could be reason enough to make this your selection. now is the time, go and vote, we'll have the resul
. >> and president obama told the united nations general assembly he's frustrated with the lack of progress in peace talks. the president says more needs to be dub to establish a palestinian state and caution that had peace can only come as two sides sit down together and hammer out differences. >> each side has aspirations. that is part of what makes peace so hard. and the deadlock will be only broken when each side learns to stand in the others shoe autos president obama met with leaders today first israeli prime minister netanyahu affirmed u.s. commitment to security and later with mahmoud abbas. >> 60 year was out moving one sent meter forward doesn't suggest we should change the method and scheduling here? let's have a month to resume discussions. and six months to find an agreement on borders and security. one year to reach a definite agreement. >> he is expected to submit a formal letter this friday. the u.s. pledged to veto such a bid in large part over resistance to israel's right to exempt -- exist. >> people who love off road vehicles are fighting to get one of their favorite areas reopen
to the united nations general assembly later today. >> charlie d'agata in london, thank you. joining is shane bauer's brother-in-law, nate lindstrom. he joins us here this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i know you had a chance to speak to your wife nicole via skype a bit ago. what is she saying about the reunion? >> she was still pretty much speechless. she was very, very excited. she looked very relieved. everybody is really happy to be together right now. >> i know, obviously, you're not in oman for the reunion. what was it like for you having been a part of this ordeal the last two years to see it unfold on television and to see those images? >> when i finally saw the plane land, that's when i knew it was over. it was a huge relief for me. >> this has been a painstaking two years for your entire family. beyond the relief of, obviously, bringing the boys home, what do you think this moment is going to be like for your family when everybody is able to come home and be together and finally put this whole ordeal behind them? >> boy, i don't know. it's something we have all l
at the united nation's general assembly. and then deficit reduction from the american journal foundation and then "washington journal" live with your phone calls. when the joint deficit reduction committee meets today, they will be considering change os to the tax code and measures to raise federal revenue. we'll have coverage beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern on crmp span 3 and c-span.org. >> in my opinion, i think that the downs of academic freedom have just been pushed too far. >> in the faculty lounges, naomi schaefer rooly suggests that the current mentality needs to go . >> there are professors of cooking, nutritional study who have teen your now. -- tenure now. when pressed, they will say oh, well, we need someone to have tenure and security studies so they can talk about immigration even though it is controversial. and someone in nutritional studies needs to be able to say something controversial about obesity. >> that's why you won't get the college education you paid for sunday night on q & a. >> the joint cheeves staff have agreed to remove the question regarding one's sexual or
the world at the united nations general assembly. there is a lot on the line. iranian leader's tone will be very telling because his grip on power is shaky these days. many observers believe he needs to ease tensions with the united states. let's go first to the political prisoner in the united states thing. what do you suppose that means? >> i was than aware there were a lot of iranians in the mountains picked up -- >> but iranians in jail in different capacities over the years iranians asked for a quid pro quo release. we have to see until the american hikers are back on u.s. soil to see just what these statements really mean. whether it is political niceties to thank oman and reflect on their experiences in iran, until they come back, probably they will be on the set and you can ask them. but as for the hikers' situation it also played out this drama at the united nations, you can't mistake the timing. president obama, president ahmadinejad, different areas of the u.n. while president obama was speaking, president ahmadinejad came in through the u.n. entrance. here he is leaving
brings his campaign of hatred to the united nations general assembly and stands miles from ground zero, three weeks after the anniversary of the september 11 attacks and declares that the u.s. government orchestrated the attacks to reverse the declining american economy as he did last year, we will stand up for those brave men and women who lost their lives that day and every day since then and when he celebrates the 10th anniversary of the durbin hate fest, a rant against israel, we will stand up for the freedom of democracy that israel represents, freedom of democracy that ahmadinejad represses in his own country. that's going to be our role just tomorrow. and i know you will look forward to standing in strong opposition to those statements from one who wishes to see israel wiped off the map, one who could be tried to incitement to genocide. we will stand in opposition to the hateful rhetoric we will be forced to listen to tomorrow. mr. engel: i said before that the u.n. has been a kangaroo court against israel time and time again and israel cannot get a fair shake in the united nati
to coincide with his address to the united nations general assembly later today. chris? >> charlie dagata. >>> i know you had a chance to speak to your wife, nicole, just a short time ago. what did she say about the reunion? how are they doing? >> she was still pretty much speechless. very, very excited. she looked very relieved. everybody's really happy to be together right now. >> i know, obviously, you're not in oman for the reunion, but what was it like for you having been a part of this ordeal for the last two years to see it unfold in those images? >> when i saw the plane land, that's when i knew it was over. it was a huge, huge relief for me. >> this has been a painstaking two years for your entire family. beyond the relief of, obviously, bringing the boys home, what do you think this moment is going to be like for your family when everybody is able to come home and be together and finally put this whole ordeal behind them? >> well, i don't know, it's something we've all looked forward to and we're all ready to move on with our lives and i'm sure shane, sarah and josh are ready to
obama's trip to new york next week to address the united nations general assembly. the palestinians want the u.n. to support their hopes to establish their own state. the u.s. does not back their desires. so-called arab spring in countries like libya and egypt put the white house and the state department in a very awkward position here. catherine herridge live in washington for us. where do things stand right now? >> reporter: well, thank you, jon and good morning. this potential showdown at the u.n. next week has been brewing for months and the stated position of hillary clinton and other members of the administration is that they do support statehood for the pa palestinians but through negotiation not through recognition alternate the united nations. a white house spokesman emphasized the point. >> the palestinians will not and cannot achieve statehood through a declaration at the united nations. it is a distraction and in fact it's counter procee counter productive. that remains our position. we continue to be focused with great intensity on the need to get israelis and palestinians t
the decision to coincide with president ahmadinejad's u.s. trip for the general assembly of the united nations. shourd's release lasts year happened just as he was heading for the annual gathering of world leaders. >>> oakland police are investigating a bold daylight shooting that sent a senior citizen to the hospital. police say a man in his 60s was getting out of his car on his way into work on 86th avenue and g street when he was confronted by an armed robber just before 9 this morning. witnesses say the gunman shot the victim in the stomach. his condition has not been released. the only description of the gunman is of an armed man wearing a baseball cap. >>> just minutes ago, oakland police announced the arrest of four oakland teenagers in the may 21st fatal shooting of antonio torres as he was mowing the lawn on 34th avenue. police say this surveillance video of four young men running from the scene helped them break the case. torres was robbed for his ipod and gold necklace. >> based on the interviews we conducted, your, these individuals were out looking -- hunting for victims. we obtai
by the president of iran. in his remarks to the general assembly, mahmoud ahmadinejad attacked the united states over its history of slavery, accused the u.s. of starting two world wars and of using nuclear weapons against defenseless people. diplomats from about a dozen other nations, including france, joined the u.s. in walking out. >>> ahead, we'll tell you which by area cities catch speeders despite problems that come with that tactic. >>> ahead, a front will come into the bay area. we'll tell you if that includes your neighborhood. >>> it's quite startling to see how few people they have. >> we'll tell you how dialing a wrong number and hanging up can cause big problems for understaffed 911 emergency operators. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda
three deny being spies. >>> president obama says now is not the time. united nations should not grant statehood to palestinian. during today's general assembly, mr. obama and leaders of some european nations warned against granting palestinian's request for u.n. recognition. the president says an independent palestinian needs to emerge from peace negotiations with israel. >> there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades. peace is hard work. ultimately, the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them. >> while world leaders met in new york, minor crashes erupted between israelis and republicans in the west bank. the white house said it will veto a u.n. security council vote to create a palestinian state. the palestinians say they will press ahead anyway. >>> did you know that sangria was illegal in california? well, at least it was for bars but not anymore. the popular drinks that are suddenly legal in california. here's more. >> reporter: this is made with fruit infused for three months. you can get this now a
to the general assembly today, we're joined by the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. thanks for coming in this morning. first, the breaking news on the hikers. it does look like their release will be today. do you have any other information? >> we are in touch with our swiss partners who are protecting power in tehran. we're getting updates with them. we won't rest until they're back home with their families. >> it does look good. >> we're hopeful. we want to see them back on american soil. >> in the president's speech, he will address in iran, and the extraordinary wave of protests for people in the last year. does he agree with secretary panetta, that it's just a matter of time before this wave of reform hits iran? >> i think the underlying conditions are there. as we saw two years ago, following their election. there's great desire among the iranian people for freedom, for the ability to express themselves openly. and to chart their own future. so, i do believe that what we have seen in many parts of north africa and the middle east, will eventually come to parts that hav
is that as ahmadinejad comes to the united nations' general assembly next week or so, that he will have something positive to ride on. >> sources within iran's government tell nbc news the release is expected, still expected within the next coming days. the story is on the front page of the impending release of every newspaper in iran. and in some of the newspapers, the hikers are being called spies, and the question is being asked, why would iran release them now? matt, back to you. >> it's a tough story to follow. we thank you for your reporting on that and appreciate it very much. it's now six minutes after the hour. here's savannah. >>> now to politics and the renewed firestorm over a controversial vaccine. during monday's republican presidential debate, congresswoman michele bachmann took a political swipe at governor rick perry, over a controversial amendment that would have required teenaged girls to get the hpv vaccine. >> she needed to get attention for her candidacy, and she did. the question is, did michele bachmann take atough attack line against rick perry too far. the subject is tha
's discussing the future of post moammar gadhafi libya during the meetings at the united nations general assembly in new york. gadhafi issued a radio message calling the rebel takeover aisha raid that will not last. also at the u.n. palestinian president mahmoud abbas is pressing ahead with his campaign to gain full u.n. status for the palestinians. >>> a new book is rocking the white house by painting an unflattering picture of the president's leadership during the economic crisis. white house leaders accused "df kens men" author ron suskind of misquoting them. earlier on "today" suskind defends the passage that anita dunn called the white house a "genuinely hostile workplace to women" a quote she has since challenged. >> all of them said everything, we have extensive notes and tapes for this book, and the fact is, with anita dunn, as with most of the other subjects, they were told what would be said next to them, what they said in the book. with anita "the washington post" this morning confirms the quote. i had to do something that i've never been before but i said it's a special occas
ahmadinejad is to have this release before he speaks before the united nations general assembly, stands on the world stage, and he is scheduled to arrive in new york on monday, savannah, so the clock is ticking. >> all right. ann curry on the story again in tehran. ann, thank you. >>> let's check on some of the other top stories of the morning. natalie morales is over at the news desk. good morning, natalie. >>> good morning everyone. television evangelist pat robertson is under fire for comments he made about alzheimers disease on his "700 club program." he gave this response to a caller whose friend was dating other women while his wife was ill with alzheimer's. >> here's the loved one. this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly that person is gone. they're gone. they are gone. if you respect that vow, you say till death do us part, this is the kind of death. >> robertson went on to say he encourages the spouse to divorce before dating again. the alzheimer's foundation of america responded, saying that his comments feed misconceptions about the dis
on the world stage when he speaks are for the united nations general assembly but in a signs that his controversial rhetoric has not changed on sunday he reiterated his position that 9/11 was "a complicated plan devised as a pretext for the occupation of afghanistan and iraq." there is a lot to ask about including new concerns about their nuclear ambitions and we are now working to bring you that interview tomorrow morning on "today." now back to you, savannah. >> we will be waiting for it. thank you so much. 7:12 nouchlt here's matt. >> savannah, thank you. jacqueline kennedy was one of the most beloved icons in american history, also pretty private. now the world is getting to see a side of her only friends and family new with the release of a new book and audiotapes. andrea mitchell has details. >> reporter: jacqueline kennedy is heard giving her impressions for the very first time. ee emerges as a much more complex historical figure as does her husband, the president. there are also some startling candid evocative portraits of figures in her own words. it was only months after her
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